"The Library promotes student success through the development of critical thinking and independent research skills, and advances teaching and learning by supporting instruction and professional development."
Okanagan College Library serves four separate campuses with one collection, and daily deliveries among the library centres during academic terms. Access to the library collection is through the online catalogue and OCtopus. The catalogue and online resources can be accessed from any computer at home or on-campus. The Library's collection includes approximately 300,000 books, e-books, videos, government documents, journals, full-text e-journals, and other materials selected to support programs and courses at Okanagan College. Through the Library website, users can find articles, statistics, and government documents.
Interlibrary loan services provide Okanagan College students, faculty, and staff with access to materials not held by the Library. Library users have the ability to renew items over the phone or online, as well as place requests, and holds. Study space, Internet workstations, photocopiers, scanners, microfilm/fiche reader-printers, and equipment for viewing media are provided in each Campus Library. Experienced reference staff are available to help students and faculty as individuals or groups. Librarians provide information literacy instruction, and guidance on finding and accessing print and electronic information sources. Instruction in research skills is provided at all levels from introductory to advanced, across a wide range of program areas.
For distance education students registered in an Okanagan College credit course, library service is available by email or phone. Material is mailed free of charge.
The mission of library staff is to provide library services, information resources, and facilities of the highest quality for students and faculty/instructors in support of the educational mission of Okanagan College. Service priority is given to students and faculty. Members of the public are welcome to use the collections and facilities. Community borrower cards are available to members of the public.